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  1. AdventHealth Fish Memorial becomes 1st Florida hospital to use TrackX for spine procedures

    AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City, Fla., is the first center in the state to utilize TrackX Technology for spine procedures, reports The West Volusia Beacon. By Alan Condon -
  2. Wasting surgeons' time can be a 'fatal mistake' for profitability — Dr. Jay Crawford has a solution

    Appointment scheduling is the key to efficient operations for independent practices, according to Jay Crawford, MD, who founded nextDoc Solutions to help facilities prioritize and assign incoming patients. By Angie Stewart -
  3. The key skills every spine surgeon needs beyond clinical care

    Seven spine surgeons discuss the most important non-clinical skill-sets. By Anuja Vaidya -

How to optimize payer contract negotiations.

The importance of developing and presenting a business case to your payer to optimize reimbursement options.
  1. Xtant Q1 revenue drops 6.7%, net loss hits $2.8M: 4 key notes

    Xtant Medical reported 2019 revenue was down slightly during the first quarter, but it did reduce year over year net loss and generated positive cash flow from operations. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Stryker's strategy for Mako, K2M, sports medicine going forward

    Stryker Vice President and CFO Glenn Boehnlein and Vice President of Strategy & Investor Relations Katherine Owen spoke at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2019 Health Care Conference, describing the current state of the company and projections for the future. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. ASCs: The economics of ASCs

    This article is a portion of a book titled "Challenges, Risks and Opportunities in Today's Spine World " edited by Stephen Hochschuler, MD, Frank Phillips, MD, and Richard Fessler, MD. You can find links to the previous chapters at the end of this article. By Richard Wohns, MD, Founder of NeoSpine -
  4. SpinalCyte provides resource to show fibroblast technology improvements — 5 insights

    Clinical stage regenerative medicine company, SpinalCyte, now features research studies on its website outlining the potential benefits of fibroblast technology. By Alan Condon -

Why it's time for providers to take the plunge into risk.

The future of payment reform — What providers need to know about BPCI Advanced.
  1. 6 sports medicine physicians on the move l April

    Here are six sports medicine physicians who recently joined new practices or took on new positions in April: By Eric Oliver -
  2. Medtronic divests from orthopedics & more: 12 device company key notes

    Here are 12 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  3. 10 major Medtronic moves in 2019

    Global medical device company Medtronic has been very active in 2019 with acquisitions, device launches and clinical studies. Here is a timeline of 10 of the company's major events so far this year. By Alan Condon -
  4. Tenex Health receives FDA clearance for TX-Bone device — 4 key insights

    Lake Forest, Calif.-based medical device company, Tenex Health, received FDA approval to market its latest minimally invasive technology, TX-Bone. By Alan Condon -
  1. Neurosurgeon brings expertise to cannabis company as CMO — 5 insights

    Fort Collins, Colo.-based bioavailable cannabis solutions company, Geocann, hired Anthony Petraglia, MD, as CMO, and chairman of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. By Alan Condon -
  2. 4 Qs with Dr. Joshua Siegel of Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

    Joshua Siegel, MD, founding member of Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics in New Hampshire, opened the Access Sports Medicine ASC last year, the second ASC he developed with other physician-owners. By Rachel Popa -
  3. The next 5 years in spine: 5 surgeons on technology to watch

    Five spine surgeons discuss where they expect technology to evolve over the next half-decade. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Ohio medical center to inject $70M into new Orthopedic and Robotics Center — 4 highlights

    Adena Health System is investing $70 million for a new Orthopedic and Robotics Center on the Adena Regional Medical Center campus in Chillicothe, Ohio. By Alan Condon -
  5. Dr. Neal ElAttrache to perform Tommy John on White Sox's Carlos Rodon — 4 insights

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, will perform Tommy John surgery on White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon, the Chicago Tribune reports. By Eric Oliver -
  6. PE firm acquires majority stake in CrossRoads Extremity Systems — 4 insights

    HealthpointCapital acquired a controlling ownership stake in CrossRoads Extremity Systems. By Eric Oliver -
  7. Former HCA clinical employee sues company after alleged sexual harassment — 6 insights

    A former Kansas City Spine and Sports Medicine medical assistant is suing several HCA entities, including HCA Midwest Health, after she was allegedly sexually harassed by a surgeon, the Kansas City Star reports. By Eric Oliver -
  8. Xenco Medical launches 1st interactive vending machine for spine surgery instruments — 4 insights

    San Diego-based surgical implant manufacturer, Xenco Medical, has launched the first interactive vending machine created for spine surgery implants and instruments, reports By Alan Condon -
  9. FDA approves ChoiceSpine for two new cervical spinal fusion devices — 3 insights

    Knoxville, Tenn.-based spinal-device manufacturer, ChoiceSpine, has been granted FDA clearance to market two new devices, to be used together or separately in cervical spinal fusions. By Alan Condon -

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